Legal Assistance of Windsor is a downtown community poverty law clinic offering law and social work services to low income residents of Windsor and Essex County.
The selected students will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of lawyers and staff at LAW in the areas of:
Social Benefits Law – Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program
Refugee and Immigration Law
Applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Full-time Academic Program positions are available with Legal Assistance of Windsor for the Fall and Winter academic terms.
The selected students must also enroll in the 3-credit Clinic Seminar Course.
We are now accepting applications for placements for credit at Legal Assistance of Windsor (LAW) for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. The Clinic Academic Credit Program at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law allows students the opportunity to provide, under supervision, legal services to low-income clients at LAW.
We are accepting applications for LAW positions as well as LAW (Immigration Law Program) positions.
The deadline for applications is Friday, June 8, at noon. Selected applicants will be contacted for a telephone interview.
Please direct all questions to Professor Jillian Rogin (Clinic Academic Professor): firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Employment Opportunities
Each year, Legal Assistance of Windsor hires approximately 11 Law students to work at the Clinic during the summer. Students hired for a summer are required to enroll in the Clinic Seminar course in an academic term and return for an academic term as a full time student or return for two academic terms as a part time student in addition to enrolling in the Clinical Seminar course.
Under the supervision of Staff Lawyers, Law students conduct file work from the initial intake to the resolution of the matter. This includes correspondence and negotiation with opposing parties, explaining and drafting applications with clients, analysis of medical documentation, preparation of legal arguments and representation before the Social Benefits Tribunal, the Landlord and Tenant Board, and Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in systemic advocacy through community outreach and law reform initiatives in the areas of social assistance reform, income security, human trafficking, and landlord/tenant.
Students cannot register themselves in the Clinic Seminar Course. LAW will inform candidates of their selection and register them accordingly.